ARCHIVES  December 2013

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bavaria

If you go to Bavaria you have to do it right. What does that mean? For one, you have to adopt a grandma and enjoy a traditionally made lunch by her. In Bavaria the most substantial meal of the day is at lunch time, so usually you will be served warm heavy foods. Major tip…

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Italian Frecciarossa high speed trains have quite the charm. Whether you ride first or second class, the experience is quite special. You know the saying, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover,” well in this case, please do because it will make your experience that much more grandiose. I remember riding the train from Rome…

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friday findings iv

You guys remember Mr. Bean, right? Love this guy. Well, here is his version of a European Classic. Oh and I never knew he was also fluent in German. Enjoy the clip – I sure did!

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’tis the season

For all those seasoned enthusiasts who enjoy long conversations by a fireplace here is a recipe that I would like to share with my dear Deutschländers. Tis’ the season to make Eggnog. It is a super delicious North American Xmas cocktail giving people one more reason to drink lovely concocted cocktails. Items you will need…

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I am not a huge fan of listing open hyperlinks in a post but this German cat deserves it! Introducing DJ Koze – enjoy the tunes… This guy is a music genius and a producer! http://www.xlr8r.com/podcast/2013/12/dj-koze and lastly If you haven’t already done so make sure you subscribe to my blog located at the bottom…

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news

A couple of posts back I wrote about the High Line. Well, apparently I failed to mention that it’s also home to a newly discovered/never seen before in the States species of cockroach that can withstand the harsh wintery cold climates. How wild is that? According to this article, New Yorkers shouldn’t be concerned of…

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twinkling little lights

What do Glühwein, Reibekuchen and Feuerzangenbowle all have in common? I think anyone can guess what this post will be about; all the Christmas markets here in Köln (for those of you who can’t make it to a Christmas market in Germany this year, follow the links above to recipes of my top three market…

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friday findings ii

In the corner of findings, I am sharing: I have been looking to integrate myself more into the German society so looking at the job market is important – here are some helpful starting points I checked out. Here is a wonderful organization here in Koln that I shall become a member of quite soon…

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the art of learning german

here are a few questions for my fellow Deutschländers: why throw me off with all the irregular verbs/difficult conjugations? why make memorizing numbers so hard? lastly, why can’t you simply refer to everyone in the formal ‘You’? For my fellow North Americans here are the reasons for my rant above: 1. I love the conjugation…

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spring on the high line / damn, we’re in new york again!

A couple of weeks ago I posted a picture in the post entitled ‘art?’ asking where it was taken. The answer is the High Line in New York City! One of the best, most artistically profound, suspended above the city, incredibly landscaped outdoor walks I have ever taken. The High Line starts at Gansevoort Street…